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strategy, but it may also signal a larger pivot. call it obama 3.0, "washington post" writes this budget request reflegts obama's stark shift in strategy. he's begun a charm offensive in hopes they, the republicans will take seriously his offer to overhaul entitlement programs in exchange for increasing tax revenue. obama's aides have not been optimistic about the prospects for a deal but they argue that his strategy of outreach coupled with public events offers the best path forward for progress. the white house may see the con sill terry approach as the best path forward, but what is the end game when the goal posts are set in the middle of the field. ezra klein writes notice "washington post," the upside of the strategy is clear -- obama gets caught trying on a budget compromise. by starting in the middle, liberals worry that obama risks pushing a final compromise to the right. if the left is unhappy, what of the right this morning, house speaker john boehner issued a statement suggesting president obama isn't making a serious offer at compromise. if the president believes these modes
and filibuster proof of 62 votes. a bipartisan show of support rarely seen in washington. >> president obama called for more federal spending on decaying infrastructure said the u.s. must look to canada and mexico as source of imported oil. even as we dealt with key stone and discussions and energy strategy that includes increasing development over the natural resources and that led to record high production of natural gas and led to a situation where we are importing less fossil full - energy . april 15 will mark the critical juncture in the key stone process . the latest environmental impact study comes to an end. and governors alarmed by the lack of information by the lack ever information and rick perry is called a federal jail break . jan brewer can't understand why the feds refuse to give more information about the detainees that are charged with everything but assault to multiple dui's. i talked with her this week. >> it 342 released into arizona and we know that there are level one or two or three . i requested my homeland security and public safety directors to send a letter to the
. >>> here in washington, president obama and his family attended church today. they went to services near the white house. the president wished everyone he saw a happy easter. we are expecting that news conference about the murders in texas within the next couple of hours and again we will bring it to you live when it happens. >>> when we return, the men who pray for our nation's leaders. >> these are patriots. these are people who seriously desire the best for this nation. >> democrats and republicans thank me for that prayer. neezin] she may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec®. powerful allergy relief for adults and kids six years and older. zyrtec®. love the air. and kids six years and older. [ dog ] we found it together.upbeat ] on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i would never, ever leave it anywhere. because that wonderful, bouncy, roll-around thing... had made you play. and that... had made you smile. [ announcer ] beneful. play. it's good for you. there's a reason no one says "easy like mond
the election and now they are ready to change. really change. >> things like obama care are getting in the way of small business job creation. >> we don't have a spending problem in washington. >> we must not repeal obama care. >> there's no gay mafia that has inflicted the fear of death, political death in the republican party. >> with your help, we will make barack obama a two-term president. >> amazing, right? but april fool's. reality is, they haven't changed a thing. the right wing is in full freakout over what a pastor said when the president and his family attended. it took place in st. john's church across the street from the white house. reverend luis leon said, it drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are calling us back, for blacks to be back in the back of the bus, for women to be back in the kitchen, for immigrants to be back on the other side of the border. yes, this pastor pointing out what is really happening, from voter i.d. to war on women's rights to marriage equality and today republicans showed they still can't handle the truth. >> that's an interesting
'm very hopeful that we can get this passed. >> dana milbank writes in "the washington post". obama on guns too little too late. on almost every topic from budget negotiations to national security, washington seems only to act these days in response to crisis if it acts at all. obama errored in trying to use newtown to build support for his positions on taxes and energy and immigration and he compounded the error by sending j joe biden to conduct a study. once the president took his foot off the accelerator no other action not even michael bloomberg's ad campaign to maintain the momentum. mark kelly has been, obviously, outspoken advocate on gun control legislation and he has been going around and buying guns and showing how long it takes to fill out a background check. i think it was like five minutes and 36 seconds, just if you care. if you can wait five minutes and 36 seconds for your gun. >> so i'm hearing behind the scenes there is still a deal that is being worked on universal background checks but yesterday it sound like it might be dead. >> they are still trying to figure ou
speech since stepping down as secretary of state. presenting a leadership award ceremony in washington, d.c. >>> president obama heading to denver to talk gun control in the new gun laws. skip over thursday and friday. sleep through those days because saturday is the next big event. the date is set for the final four. kick off here in georgia on saturday. so, that is your week ahead. we'll be right back. >>> good morning, atlanta. time to wake up. just a nice 68 degrees for the high today. get your sunday going. why not, when you're getting your sunday going getting your sexy back for summer, for spring. lose ten pounds in ten days. here's a way to do it safely because we're talking to fitness and nutrition expert mark mcdonald. mark, i mean, what are you talking about starving yourself for ten days? >> no, no, nothing like that, alison. all about summertime. we want to get spring and we want to get our sexy back. three simple things. eat in threes. stabilizing your blood sugar is not about cutting or restricting, utbut all about getting a balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates. releas
from the pulpit on easter? a washington pastor slamming the religious right and barack obama sitting right there. >> when you go to an obama church service, all you're going to get is republicans being blasted. >> political attacks are not what anyone would expect to hear in an easter sermon usually, this is what the christians talk about the good news, that holiday is sort of the heart of the good news. >> the president of the united states chose a preacher whose sermon was devoted to claiming that republicans want to force blacks to ride at the back of the bus again. >> what they heard in the sermon was anything, but happy for easter. >> a preacher who in his sermon said republicans want to make women go back to the kitchen. >> he is not a politician. he's not a senator or a member of congress or the president. this is a sermon at a church here that's been visited by presidents from both parties for many, many years. >> why did the president sit it and listen to this. why did the president not stand up and excuse himself? this is not the kind of sermon a president of the united sta
register to vote online. back when president obama won office, only arizona and washington had online voter registration. today 17 states have such easy vote registration in place. and right now 13 more have bills pending to give residents that very option. >> and while he definitely scored with voters in 2012, the president wasn't the king of the baskets. he was 2 for 22 shooting hoops during monday's easter egg roll. still the crowd loved it. they had fun. remember jack lew and his curly q signature? you won't be seeing it any time soon on your money. a spokesperson for the bureau of printing and engraving said the process of replicating his signatures take about 18 weeks. i can do it in 18 seconds. what's she up to? the new root touch-up by nice'n easy has the most shade choices, designed to match even salon color in just 10 minutes. with the new root touch-up, all they see is you. >>> as we told you at the top of the hour, the national rifle association is just announcing its new unveiled plan for securing our nation's schools. former congressman asa hutchinson outlined the plan and hom
'll hear, don, is president obama call for congress in washington, d.c. to do what legislators in colorado have done, which is colorado, the president will say is a frontier state, a state that has a history and respect for gun ownership, but they did take some measures to add restrictions on gun ownership including universal background checks, expanding them and a ban on high sxaft magazine, i believe over 15 rounds. so president obama will say that congress and washington, d.c. should do what colorado has done. of course, they're very different. the legislature in colorado is democratic. where as in washington, d.c. this is obviously the house is republican and there are some questions about whether or not this gun control legislation will be able to get through the senate, because not every democrat is on board and certainly some republicans are not as well. so that's basically his pitch today. >> okay, so that's a political battle here. let's go to the front lines, so to speak. you spent time with agents on the front lines of the nation's battle with gunle hav le havgun. tell us what y
obama has found himself in a strange place. on tuesday he signed the continuing resolution bill, one that included the dreaded sequester cuts, as the "washington post" zachary writes, in so doing the president locked into place cuts that threaten to undermine his second term economic vision just four months after he won re-election. tomorrow, the president will be in florida pushing an idea while endorsed by people who actually understand economics remains horrifically unpopular with republicans, stimulus spending. >> this is a good opportunity for the president to illustrate the value in the short term and long term of the important infrastructure investments the president talked about quite some time. >> if stimulus spending in an era of historically low interest growth and rates may seem like a good idea, president obama seems to be suffering from a lack of confidence any of it will come to pass. the current offer on the white house website calls for $50 billion in stimulus, half the amount in the senate democrat's budget. that plan calls for $100 billion in stimulus amounting to
you. >>> the obama administration is looking for a replacement for fbi director robert muller and for the first time in our nation's history, one of the leading con senders a woman. the "washington post" says that president obama's top counterterrorism adviser, lisa monaco, is topping that list. monaco oversaw the national security division at the justice department before joining the white house. >>> so, hillary clinton back in the news because she will be hitting the speaking circuit this month, delivering her hadder first paid remarks since she stepped down as secretary of state. mrs. clinton tops democratic party and national surveys as a folks presidential contender come 2016, though she has not yet announced any formal decision. she is also one of the 125 women to make "newsweek's" latest women of impact issue. and joining me now to talk more about this is "newsweek" and daily beast editorial director, justine rosenthal. justine, great to have you here. obviously, this is a wonderful issue, inspiring issue for a lot of and he will it is tied to the fourth annual women in
president obama and also a professor at george washington university. pj crowley, are we heading to any kind of nuclear conflict with north korea here? >> i really don't think so. the bottom line is, north korea is crazy but they're not suicidal. the kim family business, they want that to continue. the kim family reign, they want to continue. so they'll make a lot of noise. but i don't think that they're going to jump off the cliff. >> we're seeing that the u.s. has been sending a missile defense system to guam. clearly some military activity. at what point should the united states consider some kind of military attack, all be it from a defensist standpoint if we can't put up with these saber rattling threats any longer? >> we need to be careful there. the last time the united states went across the 38th parallel during the korean war it didn't work well for us. china didn't particularly like that action. i mean, really, if we thought they really were at the point where they were going to fire a missile at us and add some prospect of hitting the united states, obviously, you know, taking act
, greta. >> is the obama administration -- i read the front page of the washington post, above the fold, are they seeking to relax the lending requirement, urging banks to once again lend to people with weak credit? >> weak might not be the right word. they are encouraging people to people with good credit, 600, 650 scores. what's been happening, that lending hasn't happened. if you have fantastic credit, you can get a loan and the housing market is coming back. but the people in the middle range are having a harder time. if you don't have 20%, they are having a harder time. they are trying to get the housing market going stronger. >> do they want have fear in when i read the article, i thought -- we are not doing this again isn't problem is that when you bury people with debt, who can't carry it, they are doing at this time debt services, spending their mon oat debt service, they are not going to rev up the economy because they don't have the money to buy the toaster. and if they get over their heads and their houseses are underwater, they can't move to get a job if they lose a job bec
at this national journal headline that says, "obama's gambit raises pressure on boehner, edges washington towards a budget deal." do you think that is what this is doing? do you think the president is seeing who will blink over it? >> as you heard the congresswoman say, a lot of folks and not even just progressives, folks were concerned about chain cpi and sort of the impact that that's going to have. the president is really going to have to make clear what's the full picture in order to have the support that he needs to raise those stakes for boehner. i agree with what the congresswoman is saying that there's every likelihood given to history that there will be some reason why some -- now that this idea has been proposed by the president, it's a terrible idea and we can't go back to the status quo arguments. >> we heard on "morning joe" this morning that this could potentially exploit the cracks within the republican coalition. is this doing just that, exploiting those cracks and the analogy that i use that the republican party is like lucy with the football and charlie brown, once they get some
washington post." and former national press secretary for the obama campaign, ben la bolt. thank you for joining me. ryan, if colorado and connecticut can do it, why can't congress do it? >> congress has more republicans. >> and some red-state people. >> now, if both chambers were controlled by democrats, it doesn't mean they would be able to move this through. even if something is 9 to 1, the 1 often votes on that issue, whereas the nine don't. of that -- very few of them are actually going to go to the polls and make their decision. they're going to go out and vote, so even on an issue that's 90/10, you can actually lose votes by taking the popular position. >> why is that, ezra? there's not 90% in this country for anything, right? what has happened that the nra is proposes an apocalyptic vision, and people are sort of laying down and taking it? >> first i'm happy we got into the political science so quickly. you have a very, very intense minority against gun control, and you have a regtively blase, that answers the question. in connecticut, for reasons that i don't think we need t
people of medical care. we have president obama fundraiser. members of congress home in their district. some say they are doing constituent work. they are traveling around the world visiting different countries when they all should be back here in washington exempting the cancer drugs to the medicare patients can get their chemotherapy. if they would just come back to town and do their jobs. >> we have seen a massive consolidation in the last four years before the sequester of 40 years ago we evolved this cancer delivery system so that you can get treated in your low he cal community. and now we are devolving it and consolidating cancer care back again. patients fall through treatment cracks and have to go to the hospital. unfortunately costs not only the patients more but costs medicare more none any. i agree something has to be done about this immediately before it becomes even more of a crisis than it is. >> greta: with the article that i read it says because cancer drugs must be administered by physicians they are among a handful of pharmaceuticals which covers doctor visits and su
a overlooking. >> chris: no doubt. [ laughter ] >> i just have to get that in. obama runs in 2008 as a man who is going to change our politics. he is only going to implement new ideas. he is going to change the way washington works. and the essence of the corruption he was attacking was the money. so, number one, in 2008, he is the first who refuses public financing for his campaign. he raises a billion dollars. and now what he is doing, he is campaigning, look where he is in the third of the month in the second term, if there is ever a time in the 8 years when you would relax on the money and try to govern, it would be at this point. what he has done completely in contradiction to what he promised as a candidate in 2008, he institutionalized the permanent campaign. evidence is out there raising money at the beginning of the second term when he ought to be here working on the budget on sequester and all these other issues. but now he is the essence of exactly the system that he denounced and he promised he would messianicly redeem. >> chris: let me ask you about that marah and then we will go
under the new law. in washington, d.c. at the federal level, president obama has just established a bipartisan commission to try to fix what has gone so wrong with the basic running of the elections in this country, but in the states where they're actually making policy on these matters, already this year we have seen 55 measures introduced to make voting harder. not easier, harder, in 30 states. it's as if republicans in state legislatures looked at the debacle of 2012, the stay in line election and lawsuits over new requirements for voting and couldn't wait to order a second helping for that. today, arkansas republicans finished passing laws to make voting harder, a democrat governor vetoed the bill, but they overrided it, so it will be much harder to vote in the great state of arkansas. ige virginia, there was not even that last barrier of a governor. lawmakers passed their voter i.d. bill, and bob mcdonnell signed it, and that was it, let's make it harder. joining us now is a virginia state senator, and an opponent of virginia's new law. senator, thank you so much for being wi
call it just semantics. >>> and president obama heads west to highlight that state's new gun control law, but back in washington, his own push is in political limbo. talk about it with maria cardona, hi, maria, and amy holmes. hi. haven't spoken to you in forever. >> such a plesh perp thank you for having me. >> amy is a news anchor. and a little background for both of you and our viewers pap few days ago president barack obama and-of-featured victims of gun vile, around sured them he hasn't forgotten about them. today on cnn's "state of the union" republican lindsey graham says the checks already in place aren't being enforced. >> before you'd expand a background check, there are 76,000 people last year failed a background check and less than 1% gauss prosecuted. there are 9,000 people in 2010 fail add background check who are felons on the run and none were prosecuted. before you extend back ground checks to include private individuals, let's put resources into the current system we have that's clearly broken. >> okay. so, listen, i'm not sure where we are on this, amy and maria, b
for being with us tonight. we'll see you again tomorrow, go to gretawire.com, good night from washington. over to foxnews.com/shep. >> the o'reilly factor is on, tonight. >> president obama is the biggest spending president and has spent more money than any other president combined. >> more shocking examples of government waste, now we are spending taxpayer money on puppet research and snail sex. can washington get things under control? we will debate it. >> you were quoted as basically saying the deal is near, the deal is at hand and all of that coverage got senator rubio to say who, who, who no deal yet. >> deal or no deal? senator schumer says a bipartisan immigration bill is ready to go. but senator rubio says not so fast. where does the legislation stand? we'll have a report. >> i'm angry, i feel very disappointed and i feel like we don't even matter. >> the department of defense refuses to award the soldier who survived the fort hood massacre purple hearts. but why? >> who was the victim? major hasan or the 32 survivors and the 14 deceased? >> we will take a look at this disturbing
the american spirit ♪ no matter when, no matteere ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> in washington, big story here today, new trouble for obamacare. tonight on special report, obama administration is delaying the implementation of special exchanges for small businesses, meantime, democrats have joined republicans in repealing a new tax on medical devices that was used to pay for the law. is obamacare beginning to crumble? we'll have a report and brit hume analysis. >> sequester furloughs may hit the federal government but not as hard. is the administration overstating the effect santa cruz what they said then and now. >> north korea says it will restarted start a reactor and increase nuclear weapons material. it's the latest standoff with the west. and the administration says the u.s. border with mexico has never been so secure. we'll tell you what the facts show. we start at 6:00 eastern. now back to "the five." ♪ all right i feeling so good myself ♪ ♪ well, it's all right >> brian: dr. ben carson is taking a lot of heat from the critics since the national prayer breakfast and speaking out about gay i
greatly. >> certainly president obama is trying to get the ball back in his court, so to speak, having the fire needed around the country and in washington, d.c. to move on some type of legislation for gun violence reform in this country. as we used president obama as an example, and americans see the first ever african-american president, does that give people a reason to think that we truly do live in a post racial america when we really don't? >> certainly, some people have tried to make that argument. i think when we looked at how our country, some part of our country reacted, we saw the rise of the tea party and frankly, the most vocal profane element of the tea party out there. it reminded people that we can't be post racial until we're post racism. we can't be post racial as long as people are showing up to rallies when they put the white back in the white house. and we as a country, i think all ultimately, most of us yearn to be that one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. tragedy is, my daughter is 7. she thinks per where she lives. our job as grown-ups is to
away. probably regret that later i bet. and in washington now, the first lady, mrs. obama, making a bit of a freudian slip perhaps? while describing her life at the white house. >> as a busy single mother. or i shouldn't say single. as a busy mother, stimgz when you got the husband as president, it can feel single. but he's there. >> oops. and recovery. she wasn't alone in the verbal missteps. the president is taking heat over comments he made over california's attorney general, kamala harris. he praised her and then said "she also happens to be by far the best looking attorney general in the country." guess what? that comment lit up social media with cries that the president was sexist. on what planet in his mind did he think that sounded like the right thing to say? said a woman. and another wondered if eric holder's feelings were hurt. >>> legendary film critic roger ebert passed away at the age of 70. more on his life and legacy, after a quick break. two thumbs up, and shine a spotlight on unknown films. roger ebert died at the age of 70. this look back at roger beater's career. >>
for daily use and a 30-tablet free trial. >>> the obama administration is pushing for banks to make home loans available to americans with weaker credit. cnbc's eamon javers joining us now with more of the details. eamon? >> good evening, brian. the "washington post" reported this story this morning. let me walk you through the details of what they say is a campaign by obama administration officials to push banks to loosen their lending standards when it comes to home mortgages. the "post" saying that the obama administration wants those banks to begin to lend again post-crisis. they say they've ratcheted the standards up too high and they want the banks to use those taxpayer-backed programs that enable them to do it and they're also urging the department of justice to reassure banks they won't be subject to prosecution or investigation if they move toward lending to people with lower credit scores. apparently, obama administration officials now feeling that some of the bank loan requirements of 20% down and near pristine credit scores are too high and that's hurting the housing recovery
that washington is broken. that the two parties seem incapable of coming together to get things done. but here is something president obama could probably do by himself that would be a signal accomplishment of his presidency, end the war on terror. for the first time since 9/11, an administration official sketched out a possible end point. jay johnson, the then general council for the pentagon said in a recent speech to the oxford union that as the battle against al qaeda continues, there will come a tipping point that so many of the leaders and operatives of allocate da and it's affiliate have been killed, captures such as al qaeda as we know it has been effectively destroyed. at that point he said our efforts should no longer be considered an armed conflict. you might not realize it, but we're still living in a state of war. this is the longest period that the united states has lived in such a situation. longer than the civil war, world war one or world war ii. it grants the president and the federal government extraordinary authority, effectively suspends civil liberties for anyone the gove
you challenge the president, president obama, is good politics. good politics? and that's why it's so hard to get things done in washington. republicans have been blocking the president on everything. on gun control. on immigration. on gay marriage. on a fair budget. they've even opposed him on policies they used to support. in the process, the gop has made the choice to hurt real americans. all in the name of so-called good politics. if he's for it, they're against it. and the president knows it. >> they've said no to just about every idea i've proposed, every policy i've proposed. even ideas they've traditionally agreed with. no, i'm not exaggerating. i mean, we had situations where they would sponsor bills, i'd say okay, and then they'd say, oh, well if you're okay with it we must be against it. happened a bunch of times. it's true. >> yes, it's true. and thanks to senator graham, we know why and from the first day he took office we've been seeing the blocking, the ugly attacks, the smears. and the manufactured crisis. >> some have said it was indelicate of me to suggest that our t
and obama has made a better case. he talks about infrastructure investment and it's not going to happen. there is a log jam in washington where people are on different pages. >> they showed who is better dealing with the split decision. you hope that they are talking about the debt enough to be at about where the president is. it is almost right along party lines. >> that doesn't surprise me and the issue where the republicans do the best with the democrats. are they winning on issues of the jobs and the economy? republicans were talking about are you better off than four years ago? that wasn't the right question to ask. now the challenge is to refight the battle that should have happened in the election about how are you going to do it? >> it's a little early to sit here and say for sure. it's possible health care implementation could end up being a top five issue at least in 2014. what will the economic question be? >> it's going to be do people feel like -- this is almost anywhere. do people feel like this or not. if they feel like things are getting better and the president's party
until 2009. >> i ran for president because i thought we needed big changes and i do think in washington it is a little like "american idol," except everybody is simon cowell. >> president obama decided he should hang with jay one more time when he was once again a presidential candidate, this time running for re-election. >> what is a cure for romnesia? >> well, obama care covers pre-existing conditions. if you have a case. the main cure, make sure you vote. >> joining me by phone, the man that spoke with jay leno about today's news, bill carter, national media reporter for "the new york times." bill, you spoke to jay and the story that you've written on it indicates this sounds like an orderly transition. >> that's what they're going for for sure. they have been through a lot of disorderly transitions in their history, and they were leaning the same direction until they got it sort of back on track in the past ten days. basically, jay agreeing to do it, the only way to make a transition work is for the outgoing host to decide yes, it is time for him to leave, same with johnny carson, c
of working with the republicans now in charge there mr. obama's aides feel house republicans especially the tea party wing are largely responsible for the gridlock in washington. the president says he can best move the country forward by helping make nancy pelosi speaker again. open government advocates say he should lead the effort to reduce the role of money in elections like he has called for. >> we're not, you know, at least common cause is not saying he should disarm and not doing that as i said, that is the game right now how it's played. we would like to see the rules of the game changed. and for president obama as the president to stand up and start pushing for some of these reforms to change the way we pay for politics. >> president is committed to 14 fundraisers for house and senate democrats this year and probably more next year. jon? >> wendell goler, thanks. >> the feds predict their could soon be thousands of surveillance drones patrolling the u.s. now a designer claims his clothing can protect you from those eyes in the sky. he calls it stealth wear. this is the full body
check and yet people in washington are working hard to kill this every single day. it just doesn't make sense. and that's why, you know, the way barack obama won two elections was person to person talking about the issues and he won elections that people say he couldn't win and that's exactly the kind of commitment and the kind of organizing we have to do around these legislative issues. they are going to spend all of the money in the world and we're going to encounter it with fax and people and i like our chances. >> well, i think you laid out a real strategy and it's interesting when you were talking about he won elections people didn't think he could win, i was looking at a quote from you where you talked about doing health care five different times during the health care we went in and told the president it was dead and five different times he put it together and passed a bill that has made millions of americans live better and that's why he's the leader who i believe in. and i think that's an interesting statement, jim. it gives a lot of hope on the policies we're dealing with now
-un, would be san diego, washington, d.c., hawaii, and austin. >> i'm confident president obama is taking a stand. he's our president. i'm confident that the american people will rally behind him. this is a point of unification. this is a defining point in america's history. people need to understand what the north korean threat is. it's perhaps the fifth largest force in the world. they have chemical, nuclear, biological, and nerve weapons. in the event of an attack on seoul, hundreds of thousands of people would die very, very quickly. we have moved missile systems to guam, the most important american base in the pacific. and so the white house is now looking at what they need to be doing, perhaps they've calculated or miscalculated in the past. but there needs to be an understanding on fox and every news network and every newspaper that this is an adversary, that these people want to kill americans. now, some would say, well, this is about money. this is about foreign aid. this is about propping them up. this is about giving them food and fuel. it may be in the end. but the united stat
house reiterated today it does not support the judge's decision. and president obama still feels the pill is bad for kids. and young girls shouldn't handle this kind of product alone. but, regardless of how washington sees it, a federal judge went ahead with the ruling anyway today, making buying the morning after pill as easy as it is to buy cough syrup or condoms. a move which has infuriated many who say this puts our youth's health in danger. >> you are allowing a very potent drug that is essentially a mega dose of the pill that does require doctor's supervision and just lowing open access right next to the candy bars to a girl with any kind of age. there is a very definite case to be made that you need medical supervision for that. >> but the judge says this case is not about the potential misuse of plan b by 11-year-olds. and these emergency contraceptives would be among the safest drugs sold over the counter, jon. >> jon: but the supporters of this ruling, what are they saying? >> well, they have a lot to say. of the president of the center for reproductive rights calling t
hope that this is an example to the rest of the nation. certainly to our leaders in washington, who seem so deeply divided about an issue such as universal background checks, where the country is not divided itself. >> connecticut acts as president obama is out west today, trying to pressure congress to act. >> this is not easy. and i'll be blunt, a lot of members of congress, this is tough for them. because those who are opposed to any form of legislation, legislation affecting guns, they're very well organized and they're very well financed. but it can be done if enough voices are heard. >> joining me this hour, mark kelly, who with his wife, former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, has become a leading voice for tighter gun laws across the nation. >>> countering the threats, the u.s. sends new missile defenses to guam as north korea deploy as medium-range missile to its coast. we're live with richard engel. >>> and horroring courageous women. and happy anniversary to us. join us as we celebrate our five years of "andrea mitchell reports." >> some of the responsibility for the gr
president obama launched a plan for job creation. business start up apps was fast tracked but now there are concerns that it blazed through washington nobody noticed any flaws. brenda buttner, anchor of "bulls and bears", so were there flaws? >> yes. there were flaws. it went really fast and nobody has any measure, did it create jobs? they just love the name. was a great thing. first thing, it allows hedge funds basically to market email and internet, facebook to more unsophisticated investors. they haven't been able to do that up to this point. it has a thing called crowd funding which mean that people could be the target of bogus internet scams or frauds. they think as small investors buy a part of company. there is some fear that is also a problem. it also temporarily allows some smaller firms to skirt accounting or disclosure rules when they are going public. the idea is let these small companies go public and they will create jobs, but there is no empirical evidence that happens just because something goes public. >> gregg: did anything good happen out of it? >> well, it show
to serve. >>> president obama has already chosen a woman. julia pearson. to head the secret service and now hes is reportedly ready to name another top law enforcements official, a woman, lisa monaco to head the fbi. the "washington post" is reporting that lisa monaco, the president's chief counterterrorism adviser is on the top of the president's short list to replace long-time director robert mueller. she's only one of many women who could make headlines. joining me now bloomberg view margaret carlson and washington bureau chief, elizabeth bloomler. hillary clinton coming back from a little time to clean the closets, whatever she's been doing. get some rest. and she's been off since she left the state department now we're going to see her twice this week and in coming weeks on paid speeches. first, vital voices so near to her heart. this is the event tuesday night and joe biden will also be there i'm told. >> he's making noises, possibly. >> about 2016. she's going to appear at tina brown's event on friday in new york. this is a high profile relaunch of the former secretary of state. >> w
, basic health plan option, a managed care program now used in washington state. she is not happy about it. >> we're very concerned about the approach by the agency in trying to thwart this glerst that program is much less expensive as obama care with 1/12th as much. cantwell worried if they were worried about competition with the exchanges. >> is there a bias somewhere in the administration against lower cost managed care delivery systems that the act calls for in exchange for the exchange. >> aside from delays, three smaller parts of the original law have already failed. congress overwhelmingly repealed one provision to force small businesses to file irs forms. if they spent more than $600 a year with any one firm. then the class act would have provided long-term care but fell apart over shaky financing. >> they pulled the plug on it themselves and congress repealed it. >> and finally a program to cover people with preexisting conditions until obama care took hold. also collapsed. stranding seriously ill patients without care. there is always an argument over cost. nonpartisan group of a
sometime in the next few months. it's become a political controversy. just this week president obama was greeted outside a california fundraiser by protesters pushing the president to reject the pipeline extension. texas oil tycoon t. boone pickens knows what it is like to pick an energy fight in washington though he doesn't have much of a winning record. i spoke to him earlier this week about his frustrations in pitching what he calls the pick ens plan. welcome. thanks for being here. >> sure. glad to be here. >> before we talk about energy you said recently washington has the largest group of incompetent people in one place in the world. do you mind elaborating? >> one thing would be we haven't had a budget in five years. i can't imagine operating government without a budget. okay. that's one reason. and another is, you know, i've brought the pickens plan up here. simple plan. get on your own resources. get off opec oil. that's not hard to understand. >> certainly there would be i would think a lot of people in congress who want to support that. >> you'd think so but we never got a
in a show of military might. dan lothian is live from washington. we're hearing this headline, dan, but at the same time we're also learning from the obama administration they have this so-called playbook for north korea. >> that's right. that was first reported by the "wall street journal" now independently confirmed by cnn that there was this playbook whereby the north korea did one thing, then the u.s. would react in a certain way. now there's this concern though, according to one official that perhaps they may have pushed north korea's leader too far. so they're dialing things back just a bit. keep in mind over the last several weeks the u.s. really has been beefing up its presence in the region. twice last month the u.s. said b-52 bombers that fly over south korea as part of what we are told is a routine mission. there were navy ships sent to the region and then just yesterday, of course, we find out that this missile defense system will be sent to guam. a lot of concern because many u.s. officials really don't know kim jong-un. they believe that he is unpredictable. perhaps c
, president obama told a denver audience if a state like colorado can pass what he calls common-sense gun laws, so can congress here in washington. our white house correspondent jessica yellin is joining us from denver with more. >> reporter: hi, wolf. the president came here to call on supporters to pressure congress to pass a law expanding background checks before he said opponents can run out the clock. president obama traveled west to keep up his campaign for tough new gun safety laws. >> every day that we wait to do something about it, even more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. now, the good news is, colorado has already chosen to do something about it. >> reporter: he's talking about the package of new gun safety laws colorado's democratic governor signed last month. they limit magazine clips to 15 rounds, require universal background checks, and require gun customers to pay for the cost of their background checks. the proposal introduced in the u.s. senate doesn't even include two of those three new measures, but it's struggling for votes. that ma
. this breaking news this morning, the "washington post" has gotten a heads up on the president's proposal for the budget of next year. what's interesting is this is unlike the barak obama we've heard from in the past. he's actually talking about cutting social security and medicare big time. but you know what? he's also talking about more taxes. fewer tax hikes, but he is still in this new budget proposal calling for $580 billion in more tax if they did change the cost of living calculation for s the so-called cbit could generate $200 billion. unfortunately, it's going to generate a lot of heat from democrats. >> brian: chain cbi will send guys like independent sanders, bernie sanders over the top. it will send nancy pelosi into the moon. but that's something that republicans say you talked about doing it. when it comes to action, you don't do it. that would be significant. also, he's also talk being a 28% cap on all entitlements which would affect charities, home builders, pension plans, anybody who tried to buy a home. >> steve: writeoffs. >> brian: yeah. so-called closing of loopholes.
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